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Knightley to appear in Broadway play based on Emile Zola’s novel

Knightley to appear in Broadway play based on Emile Zola’s novel

October 24, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct 24 — British actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year in a new adaptation of Therese Raquin, based on the novel by Emile Zola. Knightley, who was nominated for a best actress Oscar in 2006 for her performance in Pride & Prejudice, will begin previews of the play commissioned  by Roundabout Theatre Company next year on Oct. 1, with the official opening set for Oct. 29. The 29-year-old star made her theatrical debut in London’s West End in 2009 in... Read more

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Ukrainian children read books at the refugee camp of Krasni Dessant outside the Russian southern city of Rostov-on-Don on October 24, 2014. — AFP pic

Ukrainian children read books at the refugee camp of Krasni Dessant outside the Russian southern city of Rostov-on-Don on October 24, 2014. — AFP pic